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City of courts : socializing justice in Progressive Era Chicago

Author: Michael Willrich
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge historical studies in American law and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this 2003 book, Willrich uncovers the contested origins and paradoxical consequences of two protean concepts in the cosmopolitan cities of industrial America at the turn of the twentieth century:  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Willrich
ISBN: 0521790824 9780521790826 052179403X 9780521794039
OCLC Number: 928942512
Description: xxxix, 332 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I. Transformations: 1. The price of justice; 2. A managerial revolution; 3. Rethinking responsibility for a social age; 4. Socializing the law; Part II. Practices: Interlude: Socialized Law in Action; 5. 'Keep sober, work, and support his family': the court of domestic relations; 6. 'To protect her from the greed as well as the passions of man': the morals court; 7. 'Upon the threshold of manhood': the boys' court; 8. 'Keep the life stream pure': the psychopathic laboratory; Part III. Misgivings: 9. America's first war on crime; Afterword.
Series Title: Cambridge historical studies in American law and society.
Responsibility: Michael Willrich.

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'Willrich's account is complex, insightful, and wide-ranging; City of Courts incorporates the history of science, legal history and political history in a narrative that casts new light on crime and Read more...

 
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